Starting or returning to study – refresh your study skills. Face those fears!

How do you write an essay?
How do I quote a book or article?
How do I plan my study ?
Will I be able to cope!!!!!

All question all of us ask when we start AND when we return to study.
Luckily our tutors are very experienced and have all been through this process themselves, some several times!
Come and learn about basic study skills, demystify them and prepare yourself for an exciting next step.

Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Being a teaching assistant is a very rewarding job, supporting teachers in their role and facilitating and encouraging the development of children is varied, interesting and challengiong. Its also a highly sought after job especially for those who want to work term time only.

This course will examine the full time qualification, is it right for you? Is it what you think it is? What qualifications and experience do you need?

Come and join us for 4 sessions over 4 weeks, meet the tutor and find out more.

Get into Healthcare

A five week, 2.5 hr course which introduces learners to the world of Health and Social Care
We will consider topics such as
• What skills and knowledge you need to have
• The sort of jobs and roles there are
• The role and importance of communication and
• Valuing the individuals we work with

Introduction to 3D Kiln Formed Glass

This is an introduction to 3D glass forming techniques in the kiln. You will make own ceramic moulds as well as create unique and personal cast glass pieces to create 3D glass pieces. You will work with a variety of materials to make impressions, shape the glass and clay models for the open cast method using casting processes.
For more information about the course follow this link bellow or contact Maria Zulueta :

AAT Foundation Certificate in Book Keeping Level 2

Students who wish to build their practical skills quickly should choose the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. This qualification allows students to develop specialised skills or to gain recognition for the skills that they already have.
Studying this qualification will give students confidence in manual bookkeeping. This may support them in entering employment or in improving their career prospects. The qualification may help students to enter a financial administration role, help them to gain a promotion or give them the skills to support the financial processes within their own business.
This qualification would be an ideal next step for students who have already studied accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT.
The AAT Foundation Certiificate in Bookkeeping will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, but this will depend on the study method and course timetable.

Get into Childcare

A five week, 10 hour course which introduces learners to the world of Early Years Care and Education.
We will consider topics such as
What do children need?
The importance of play
The role of the adult
Keeping children safe
Healthy children

Chartered Institute of IT Level 1 ECDL Award in ICT User Skills

This course will give learners the opportunity to improve their computing skills and IT knowledge, learn new software and gain a recognised qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills or Edexcel Functional Skills in ICT, Level 1. They will learn the general skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint that they need for working in today’s workplace, for example in a junior administrative post.

Glass Skills Workshop – Painting and Sandblasting

This four weeks course will be an opportunity to learn the basics of stained glass painting using black/brown tracing colour as well as sandblasting frosted surface design, to add a new dimension to your work, enabling detail and imagery to form part of your design.
You will experiment with mark making techniques such as shading, sgrafitto and applying texture.

There will be tuition at every stage with encouragement to experiment freely.

All levels welcomed.

Digital and IT Literacy Skills

Learners will learn the most essential digital and computer skills for work and everyday life. They will discover how to become confident and skilful in internet use, finding information, emailing, communicating online, using a PC, managing files, and typing correctly and efficiently.

CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initi